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Two fires are burning in our watershed right now, both out of control. The Cub Creek 2 fire is burning to the north and generally away from people and homes. Hopefully everyone was evacuated from the wilderness backcountry. The Cedar Creek fire is advancing at a steady pace towards many homes. It has crept down the mountains towards highway 20 in the upper valley where it is meeting up with bulldozer lines put in to stop it. Hopefully those lines held overnight. And it has crossed Lucky Jim Bluff and now Virginia Ridge and is bearing down on neighborhoods just outside of Winthrop. Many people were put on level 3 evacuation notices overnight. Hazardous smoke fills the valley and I cannot see across to the other side.

We have not received an evacuation notice. I imagine we will be doing more firewise stuff around our house today and packing in case we decide to leave. The fire is less than ten miles from here and covering more ground everyday.

Last night there was a brief reprieve from the smoke and I saw the northern horizon for the first time in a couple of days. The fire to the right is Cub Creek and to the left is Cedar Creek. You can read about these fires on Inciweb.

4 Comments

  1. Stay safe!

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Your pictures are so powerful. Safe hugs to all of you.
    Corly

    • Susan Burgdorff-Beery
    • Posted July 22, 2021 at 10:41 am
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    Yes the fires do make for beautiful photos . . . Some of these look like watercolors. Well I hope they can hold it off from your area – I would think they could. Take Care Susan

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  3. Hoping you, Ken and the dogs will be ok from this advancing fire. I keep reading the reports and evacuation maps to see how close it is to you. Horrible stuff, take care.


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